Dell is harnessing the power of solar energy in India, in a bid to fulfill 60% of its total energy demand in India through onsite solar installations and other renewable energy sources by 2020 as part of its “Legacy of Good 2020 Goal”. With two large installations on Solar Power plants on site and by sourcing renewable energy from third party sources, the company has very well positioned to achieve 50% of its energy demand through renewal energy sources by end of this year.
A recent installation is the 350 kwp PV (Photovoltaic) system at its Hyderabad campus which is the largest across its offices in India. This system will replace parts of the grid power provided by the electricity board and electricity generators with clean solar energy. It will allow for the entire building and parking area to be lit for 8 hours every day.
|List of solar installations at Dell – India|
|Location||Capacity||Energy efficiency measure|
|Bangalore (Whitefield)||120Kwp||Illuminating entire basement and cafeteria|
|Hyderabad||350Kwp||Illuminating entire building and parking area lights for 8hours/day|
|Chennai Factory||120Kwp||Illuminating entire factory|
|Gurgaon||90Kwp||Illuminating a floor 40,000 Sqft of the Office Building|
|Total Capacity: 680Kwp|
In a unique move, Dell collaborated with Tata Power Solar a year back to put up India’s largest vertical solar farm of 120 kwp at its Whitefield campus in Bengaluru. Additionally, the company is in advance stages of sourcing green power for majority of its energy demand.
“Dell’s Global Legacy of Good Plan’ is to achieve more than half of the total energy demand through renewable energy sources by the year 2020. We have made significant inroads into achieving this by harnessing energy from a combination of on-site solar plants and external renewable energy sources and thereby able to live up to our sustainability commitments by taking real, measurable actions,” said Deepak Ohlyan, Vice President – Dell Global Facilities.
All the recently developed buildings of Dell in India are certified for LEED Platinum / Gold standards. The existing Dell Hyderabad facility is just been certified for Green Existing Building – Platinum by IGBC.